Magic Sands Studio Unit


Rates: $157 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 0
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: QX (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 4.40 (from 45 reviews)
Enjoy this oceanfront studio at Magic Sands on the iconic Alii drive. This humble abode is perfect with a kitchenette, a bathroom, queen size bed, a small dining table, and a sleeper sofa. Listen to the waves lull you to sleep and enjoy paradise.

Conveniently located next to Magics Beach Grill, you are a short stroll away from some of the best food and drink on the Kona coast. Whether you are looking for a morning cup of Kona coffee at Magics Beach Shack, or an inspired meal made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients for lunch or dinner, there is something for everybody moments away from your doorstep.

Upon entry to the studio, you have a fully stocked kitchen with a dishwasher, refrigerator, and all the at-home chef needs. Enjoy your queen-size bed and the tropical decor of the home. Stream your favorite show from the smart television or just enjoy the views. You can dine inside at the table for four or take your dinner outside by the pool. The sleeper sofa is next to the bed with a small half wall. You can sit on the couch and listen to the waves or read a book. You will enjoy the oceanfront location from the moment you walk in.

There is a pool for guests use that is next to the ocean, as well as a large grass area.

Please note:
-No air conditioning
-This is a studio
-Some stairs to get to unit

While we strive to keep all photos up to date, there may be new and updated pieces of furniture or décor that are different than in the original pictures. The functionality, available seating and sleeping space will remain the same or may improve. Registration Number: TA-033-345-7408-03, GE-033-345-7408-03

Magic Sands Studio Unit Reviews



MARK M.
December 2023
Comfortable, had all the necessities. The location right next to the ocean was fantastic. Would definitely return again.


Kandi H.
December 2023
Very simple, with a beautiful view along with everything we needed. Thankful


Cindy A.
December 2023
This unit is in a really nice spot. The good, we were able to check in early and check out late. The unit was clean. The bad, this place really needs updating the electrical is all over the place, out in the open. From the couch we counted 4 different light fixtures/ceiling fans. Furniture dated.


willard c.
December 2023
Nice place next to Magic sands beach. 400 sq feet. Back windows open up to unimpeded view of the ocean. Crashing aves just meters away.


willard c.
November 2023
Nice place next to Magic sands beach. 400 sq feet. Back windows open up to unimpeded view of the ocean. Crashing aves just meters away.


Chris M.
October 2023
Nice base of operations for exploring all of the west side of the island. And then returning for amazing sunsets and delightful mornings.


Neil B.
October 2023
Gave it a 4 because of the mattress and the overall need for some appearance improvement. Location is fabulous Don't freak out too much when you pull into the parking lot and think OMG it is an old motel from the 50s. While it is definitely not the Ritz, it is clean and the ocean is right out your sliding doors. Shame you can't walk out your room right to it. Great beach right next door. Well furnished kitchen for cooking considering the other rentals I've stayed out. Even a rice cooker and coffee grinder was there. Pool was clean and just big enough. Outdoor grills a bit past their prime but I did get one to function. The bad - the mattress sucks big time and for a guy with a bad back it was brutal sleeping on it for 6 nights. Would I stay here again? Could be, but I'd look at other properties first.


Oleksandr M.
October 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great


Marilee F.
October 2023
We enjoyed our time at the Magic Sands. The condo was as advertised. The Magic's restaurant is amazing. The only drawback was after the first few days we could not get a response from the property management.


Prajna P.
October 2023
THe view! It's all about the view!


Richard W.
October 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was somewhat unhelpful. The vacation rental was somewhat dirty. I was very unhappy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Huge problem with roaches that were reported numerous times and nothing was done. The unit was dated and had lots of unusable cooking supplies bc no lids were available.


alex
October 2023
Great Experience


Diana H.
August 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Location perfect my son caught fish from the parking lot and made ceviche every day.


beth w.
July 2023
Well maintained, beautiful, right next to the beach.


Catherine T.
July 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Lovely relaxing place - near to outdoor activities. All the facilities and equipment for self catering. Spacious for a couple - and the two fans were more than adequate for those hot nights. Nice and relaxing breeze from the sea. Enjoyed seeing the tropical fish and turtles in very nearby sea. Property management team extremely responsive and friendly. One little suggestion is an update of bed and bedding.


Katherine R.
July 2023
Beautiful location right on the ocean and next to a popular beach that's wonderful for kids. The property was comfortable and clean the the condo was well-stocked with everything we needed. Would stay again!


Debora H.
July 2023
Was a great place to stay close to lots of things. Restaurant next door was really tasty.


Lorie C.
June 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very unhelpful. The vacation rental was somewhat dirty. I was somewhat unhappy with the location. I was very dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Not a so good stay , There were massive baby and adult cockroach's. Washed anthing that came out of the cubords dishes glasses silverware . also the evening and day to leave tried to call to extend my stay a few hours beiongs my flight was delayed . No one was available to respond to my situation . Housekeeping was there at five of 10 am . embarrasing really.


Megan G.
June 2023
Everything was great except we had fruit flies (excessive amount) upon arrival until we left. We kept all food sealed and/or in the refrigerator, the kitchen clean, ran the garbage disposal, but did not make a difference. Location was great (right next to Magic Sands Beach) and the pool was nice!


Nripendra S.
May 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Waves from the Pacific Ocean are breaking down just outside our living area. We are married for 48 years. This is our best stay in life.


Nripendra
May 2023
Enjoyed the Pacific Ocean from the balcony.


Anonymous
May 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Rental process was good. Location was good.There are some safety issues at this location.


George S.
April 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great location the White Sands is a very safe area whoch was important to us in choosing a location. The water was very close and captivating as you looked and heard it from the room. I will definitely be back here again. The price was fair and the room had everything you vould ask for and more. The area is very quiet no revelry or drunks walking around like a crazy party town. Highly recommend, its not shiny new or very modern but you didn’t go to Hawaii to stay indoors either, its extremely comfortable. Food is expensive in Hawaii so stock up at Costco or Walmart and cook breakfast at least you will save some money.


Valarie B.
April 2023
Building and furniture is quite warn but kept clean and was still nice. It's great being so close to ocean. Don't like that there is a permanently open window in bathroom and above door which is street side on a busy street so all that noise comes in as if sitting right there along the road. Doors and windows at least block out some noise but these openings have now windows. Luckily the road noise died down during the night.


Jim L.
April 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was more than helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: I arrived late at night and had access to the unit through a keyless punch code access system (they need to upate their arrival instructions which refer to "two keys." Upon entry I found the unit to be clean and ready for my stay. I immediately opened the sliding glass door and was greeted by the ocean breeze and sounds of the surf, which was wonderfully present throughout my stay. I enjoyed my stay in the unit. The unit has two very comfortable beds. With the hide-a-bed being used the unit does get a bit cramped but not a problem. Plentiful linens and beach towels, never ran out during the stay. The unit provides a starter pack of laundry pods for the complex's laundry--a nice touch.We cooked steaks on the clean communal gas bbq units near the pool. The unit is well stocked with dishes, cutlery, all the usual appliances.Unit is secure with easy access to our assigned parking space.The one small downside to staying is the unit has signs posted throughout reminds guests of operations and a few rules. Other units I have stayed in has signs, but Magic Sands 113 overdoes it a bit. Not a big thing just a little our of place.There is a new restaurant in the complex, Magics. You can dine in the restaurant, one their patio, or take out to your unit. The food and drinks are tasty and reasonably priced.Magic Sands 113 is a wonderful bargain with great ammenities and access to the beach.In the days leading up to the stay, Ireceived no less than four emails from the management company--all containing the same info.The complex is quiet, especially at night, with some street noise from Alli road. Most of it can't be heard over the sound of the surf and none of it is out of the oridinary.


David W.
March 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We enjoyed staying at the Magic Sands 113 in our visit to the Big Island. The unit was a perfect size for two visitors. The location was great. Parking stall right outside the unit. There is a great view out of the front window, and a nice restaurant close by.


Dennis S.
March 2023
Great location right on ocean. Near magic sands beach for boogie boarding and snorkeling. Enjoyed our stay.


Sue-Anne V.
March 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This unit was clean and was kitted out with some super useful items for our use. Most useful inclusions for us were the cooler, folding chair, beach towels and coffee maker. We were a party of 2 sleeping in the Murphy bed and the fold out couch. Both super comfortable and the proximity to the ocean meant we had built in white noise at all times. The listing should NOT be for 1 Bedroom as it is definitely a STUDIO. We are super close friends so we shared the space effortlessly. It would be a great space for a family or close friends to travel but if 2 couples tried to share thinking they may have the privacy and f a bedroom, there would definitely be some disappointment. We loved the location as we had a car and were able to adventure out in every direction. The retro decor gives this place a unique flavour. We were grateful for this space to call home and we thrilled that any issues were addressed immediately. I would like to know more about longer term stay rates. 💜🌴🦎🌋💜


Janice S.
February 2023
Your living quarters was just perfect loved the wide windows opened up to the ocean We would definitely stay here again.


Ronald I.
January 2023
Unit is just steps away from the water ... watching sunsets, pods of dolphins, hearing the crashing waves from the totally enclosed Lani ... white sand beach to your left and a great park to your right!


Douglas V.
January 2023
good


Sam J.
January 2023
Great location if you want to be just outside a tourism hub (which we did).


Dawn E.
January 2023
Did not like that there were only 4 towels , 2 rolls of Toilet paper , one roll of paper towels, Shower only has about 5 minutes of hot water , garbage disposal doesn’t work . The room is small for 3 people , I think maybe a renovation should be done ,, definitely not worth the money we spent a nite there ,,


char d.
December 2022
Love it


Theo M.
December 2022
For the price of the unit it had everything we needed. It could use some updating and the Kitchen cupboards could be at least painted. WE were so appreciative of having a cool box as we packed a picnic lunch daily. Plenty of clean towels. It had everything I needed to cook a good meal. It’s not a 5 star hotel, but very homey and cozy. It was so nice to see the waves come crashing in.. We had some lovely sunrises and sunset which made our stay very special. View and location mean a lot. And this place has that. Thank you


Jessica R.
December 2022
The location was excellent and we had no issues with the Condo other than it is listed as a 1 bedroom. Probably my own fault for not reading the description better but I was surprised upon arrival. We were happy with the condo and location. Unless they are small children, I would not put more than 2 people in this condo. We really did not have any issues.


James R.
November 2022
Favorable oceanside location on a noisy road with problems of cleanliness, repair needs, supplies lacking, and insect pests. The owner needs to take some pride by remedying these issues.


Tam B.
November 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was adequately helpful. The vacation rental was very dirty. I was happy with the location. I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The room was of Motel 6 quality: worn, dated, not clean. We left after one night. Positives: oceanfront, sunset view.


Kim K.
October 2022
Great location right in the middle of 2 great beaches! So convenient and property managers were very communicative amd arranged for us to enter the unit early so we could watch a sporting event! There is no air conditioning so our first day and night were very hot but then it cooled down. Would recommend


Amanda S.
October 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very unhelpful. The vacation rental was very dirty. I was more than happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The location was beautiful. But there was a huge ant problem in room, we decided not to cook anything while there. Couldn’t find washer/dryer. Was given a map, but map was wrong. I complained about cleanliness and was offered a “complimentary” cleaning. But it should have been cleaned properly before our stay. There were roaches everywhere.


John D.
October 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: A bit dated but clean and comfortable.


Hilary P.
June 2022
This property was perfect for our mother & daughter snorkeling trip. It really is right on the water with good snorkeling in front (as long as the surf is calm) and close to all the other beaches we wanted to visit. Shopping is nearby for food and the Kona village is just a few minutes away as well. They provided a cooler, chairs, and beach towels.


Anura w.
June 2022
We stayed here few days. The place is so closed to the beach. Every morning we walked to the beach (about one minute walk) and went swimming. We had a minor problem with the door lock but the manager was very responsive to attend to it.


Salesi F.
June 2022
Good

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.